Re: [nslu2-linux] Unslinging after running a while using NSLU2 standard setup
- The rules regarding Unslung's port usage don't come into effect until you
execute the "unsling" operation -- at that point, and not before, you commit
yourself to running the target device on a specific port.
So until you flash the Unslung firmware, and get to the point where you've
telnet'd in and run the "unsling" command, you are free to swap the disk
devices back and forth at will.
----- Original Message -----
From: "torsten_michelmann" <torsten.michelmann@...>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 4:20 PM
Subject: [nslu2-linux] Unslinging after running a while using NSLU2 standard
I am a newbie to the NSLU2 and I guess I made a little mistake during
the very first setup steps (which I did on the pure (non-unslung) slug
even before I upgraded to 2.3R63).
What I did was to format my soon to be DATA drive as native ext3 and
put it in slot 1. I am still not sure anymore what caused me to do it
but I believe I was just asked by the UI of the slug to do so, and it
was late, I was young and my NAS worked like a charm within minutes...
According to "Which USB Port Should I Use For my Root Device?" there
is a problem if one is using two natively formatted drives at once if
unslinging the device.
I realized now that I am in a little dead end if I want to to unsling
the NSLU2 using another HD and Unslung 6.x and I intend to do the
following steps to revert out.
Assumption (conlcuded from my readings): I need a native ext 3 on my
root device (for simplicities sake let's name the drive BOOT) on USB
port 2, and I intend to have a NTFS formatted disk (named DATA) on USB
My approach is basically:
1) I have to copy all data from my DATA drive to a backup HD on the net
2) I have to unplug DATA and link it via USB directly to my XP box
3) Format DATA using NTFS
4) Plug my soon-to-be BOOT HD into my NSLU2 USB slot 2 and format it
ext3 natively using the NSLU2 web interface
5) Install Unslung 6 on BOOT
6) Plug my DATA hd into USB Port 1
7) Copy data from my backup HD to DATA
As I have already a couple of GBytes on DATA this will take quite a
while and I wonder if there is a way to get around the re-format.
It would be great if someone could just give me the thumbs up for this
approach or provide me additional input.
Thanks to everybody who has taken his time to read my posting in advance.